Case Study: La Crosse, Wisconsin

A photo-visioning project was conducted in two fifth grade classes at Franklin Elementary School. The project was designed to give children the opportunity to learn how to take pictures and to show adults the traffic challenges children face on the way to and from school.

In conjunction with the photo-visioning project, the school also conducted a show of hands survey in the two classes. The survey was done on one day in January 2007 by asking the students to raise their hands, and keep them raised until everyone was counted. This show of hands survey provides valuable baseline data about how children travel to and from school and demonstrates how easy this data can be gathered by classroom teachers. This information is easy to collect and will help when measuring the success of La Crosse's Safe Routes to School program...

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